Announcements: Inter-faith Service 12:15 p.m. Friday; Afternoon Classes And All Friday Athletics Cancelled ——- Panel Discussion & Forum About Sept. 11 Tragedy 4 p.m. Monday at Athenaeum

Inter-faith Service 12:15 p.m. Friday; Afternoon Classes And All Friday Athletics Cancelled (From Dean William Ascher, September 13, 2001, 4:27 PM)

To observe tomorrow’s (Friday) National Day of Prayer and Remembrance declared by President Bush, who called for Americans to attend religious services or other observances of respect at noon, CMC is canceling Friday classes from noon on. The office of the Chaplains will be conducting an inter-faith service beginning at 12:15 pm at the Garrison Theater. Friday CMS sports events have been cancelled by the SCIAC league coaches, and all CMS Friday athletics practices have been cancelled. For staff members, CMC offices will be closed between noon and 2 pm tomorrow; please consult with your supervisor if there are any special circumstances pertaining to your office.

Panel Discussion & Forum About Sept. 11 Tragedy 4 p.m. Monday at Athenaeum (From Dean William Ascher, September 13, 2001, 4:27 PM)

Second, please attend a town meeting and panel discussion on Monday, September 17, from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm at the Athenaeum. Faculty members from psychology, government and other departments will discuss this week’s events and their impacts on all our lives, followed by questions and discussion. In observance of Rosh Hashanah eve, the formal meeting will end at 5:15, but those who wish to stay longer are welcome to do so.

Letter from President Gann, September 11, 2001, 4:07 PM

From President Gann to CMC Faculty, Staff, and Students:

This has indeed been a day of enormous sadness and concern over the shocking events in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. We are reminded once again of the fragility of life and the importance of community.

Many attended the ecumenical service arranged by The Claremont Colleges today. For those who wish to talk this evening, the Monsour Counseling Center will remain open until 9 p.m. The Hub and Collins Dining Hall will also remain open as a gathering spot, and the Forum will be open until 9 p.m. with television updates available throughout the evening.

As of late this afternoon, we are able to confirm the safety of all students who are interning this semester in our Washington, D.C. program, and have been able to reach most parents of these students to share this news. The Office of Alumni Relations is also gathering information on alumni in the affected areas. If you have any information to share, please contact Elenor Taylor, Director of Alumni Relations, at extension (909) 621-8978.

We plan a regular schedule of classes and business throughout the week. While specific class plans are of course at the discretion of each faculty member, we are encouraging the continuation of a regular schedule.

You should feel free to contact me, the Dean of Students, the Dean of the Faculty, with questions or concerns. We will continue to keep you apprised as we receive additional information.

In the meantime, I know we join together in our expression of sorrow for the victims and their families.

Advisory from Dean Ascher, September 11, 2001, 9:32 AM

Dear CMC Faculty, Students, and Staff:

Despite these tragedies, we are continuing with our normal schedule. If a faculty member or a student has family members who have been affected by the apparent terrorist attacks, their absences will, of course, be excused.

Collins and the Hub will be open all day, with coffee and news available on the television. It probably makes sense for students to stay close to campus.

We are in touch with Elizabeth Spaulding of the Washington Program to check on our students in that Program.

One of the purposes of terrorism is to disrupt a society, to paralyze it. We shouldn’t let that happen.

William L. Ascher
Vice President and Dean of the Faculty
500 E. Ninth St
Claremont, Ca 91711-6400
(909) 621-8117
(909) 607-1212 (fax)
Email: william.ascher@claremontmckenna.edu